Guest Post: Brice Chandler #WinterofZombie

Posted: November 15, 2015 in Uncategorized

Dying Days

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Rotten Zatire: The Pros and Cons of Zombie Satire

By now, most everyone is familiar with the idea that zombies are metaphors in many of the stories out there. The zombies represent this or that, or if not a direct metaphor, then they’re a catalyst to bring out the best or worse in the characters. I can’t argue with that. I also don’t believe that’s always the case with every story out there, but there you have it. And then there are those that want to write a fun romp through the zombie filled streets (I count my story Whiskey Jack in this category). For the writer who want to take the former route, consider satire as a platform.

Its not easy to pull off. Romero films have long been known for their social commentary and satire. Likewise, some writers are able to make their characters witty and add just…

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